Vasanti Eyes

Oh my, I absolutely adore the Vasanti line.  It has some extremely terrific, user-friendly, and effective products – I just want more and more!!  Marcia reviewed lip products from Vasanti yesterday here.  Usually, we don’t review the same line two days in a row, but this is such an interesting line I thought it deserved to be in the spotlight yet again!   I have tested out eye products from Vasanti, and I couldn’t be happier.

You know, if you want a great eye look, you need to start with healthy, well-moisturized skin.  That’s where Eye Wonder ($42) comes in.

My goodness, this is the most lovely eye cream I have come across in a long, long time.  It combats wrinkles, it takes away puffiness, and it lightens dark circles.  You don’t need much, just a tiny bit, so it lasts forever.  Even better, you see real results in three weeks.  This is eye cream that works.  It really works.  I use this under my eyes and on my eyelids twice a day, and I also put it on my other areas prone to wrinkles.  I keep mine in the fridge, because the coolness of the cream helps to combat morning puffiness, and it also helps the moisturizer’s key ingredients stay fresh.   Here is what I have noticed since I started using this:  I have run into several people I knew in high school.  Every single one took a double take, looked puzzled, and then said, “You look EXACTLY like you did in high school.  No, really.  EXACTLY.  How did you do that??”  Ummm…well, I have to say, the Eye Wonder helped.  Buy this.  It’s terrific.  I would gladly pay three times as much for it.

Once you have your skin taken care of, the next item to consider is concealer.  Vasanti has that covered (oh, ok, pretty bad pun!!).

This is their Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer ($23), it has a small brush with nylon bristles.  As the name implies, it can be used as both a foundation and a concealer.

After consulting with the fabulous people at Vasanti, we decided the correct color for my MAC NW23 skin would be V2.  Here is a swatch below.  I definitely recommend contacting them to figure out your color match first, I had guessed a color that would have been way too dark for me.

This concealer is light and blendable, but it’s got great pigmentation so it covers imperfections well.  I found it did not sink into fine lines, and it gave a natural look to the skin.  I like it as a foundation, but I find myself reaching for it more as a concealer for some reason.

Next up for eyes – the Shimmer Powder ($14).  I love, love, love mineral pigments, and Vasanti’s is terrific.  It’s shimmery enough to make my heart go pitter-patter, and not so shimmery as to make me look like a drag queen.

This color is Moon Dust.  It’s a gorgeous shimmering champagne.

I swatched it on my arm, the top swatch is wet, the bottom swatch is dry.  I have deep-set, hooded eyes, so my lids scream for a lighter, somewhat shimmery color.  Moon Dust is just perfect, it goes on super smooth and has great staying power with a good eye primer (I like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy myself – shout out to Olivia from the Unknown Beauty Blog for introducing me to this great stuff!!).

Then, to finish out my Vasanti eye look, I used the Magic Liner ($20).  This is a thin eyeliner wand with a clear liquid on it that  instantly transforms any powder eyeshadow into a long-lasting liquid eyeliner.

It took me a while to get the hang of this.  What I discovered is that you need to use a highly pigmented, very dark eye color to get a great liquid line.  The Magic Liner doesn’t really deepen the color, even though it gets the color wet, so the darker you go the better.  Also, the more pigmented the eyeshadow, the better your results.  I got amazing results with the darker colors in my Kevyn Aucoin palettes, as well as with my Trish McEvoy definer shadows.

Here is a pic with the shimmer eyeshadow on the lids, and for the liner I used the darkest color in my Kevyn Aucoin Palette #2.  I also used my Vasanti concealer.

Here is the eye look with open eyes.  The mascara I used was Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express.I think you can get a better idea of the Magic Liner in this picture.  The fine tip brush gives a very exact, thin line that looks neat and classic.

The upshot is, I think Vasanti is a fabulous line for eye products.  Do yourself a favor and check this one out – great products, reasonable prices, and beautiful results.  You can find Vasanti in drugstores in Canada, as well as online here. – Lisa

Eye Wonder Ingredients:

  1. Dermican: a tetra-peptide that promotes restructuring of the skin, thickens and firms to improve the appearance of dark circles causes by thinning skin
  2. Eurol BT: a natural olive extract that inhibits tyrosinase production, lightens and brightens dark circles caused by increased melanin production
  3. Haloxyl: a peptide that reinforces the structure of the skin and reduces the appearance of dark under eye circles caused by weakened and broken blood vessels and capillaries
  4. Eyeliss: helps prevent and reduce undereye puffiness by increasing lymphatic circulation as well as reducing inflammation
  5. Matrixyl 3000: One of the most effective peptides in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restructures and repairs the extracellular matrix.
  6. Phytelene 773: a blend of marine algaes with hydrating and anti-aging properties

Shimmer Powder ingredients:

INGREDIENTS: Mica, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.
[+/- (May Contain): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140:1), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090:2), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288),Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742),Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163),Carmine (CI 75470)

Comments

  1. Again I love love this line thanks for sharing 🙂 ?

  2. Wow those are gorgeous products. I love how you guys find such interesting, different lines for us to check out.

  3. I had never heard of Vasanti before. I want that Moon Dust eyeshadow, that is gorgeous. Off to find this one!!! (You guys cost me a lot of money)

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